[Leakage] Plutonium concentration in the leaking reservoirs not announced

In the press conference of 4/10/2013, Tepco stated it is not known when they announce α nuclide concentration in water of the crippled reservoirs.

Tepco has admitted reservoir No.1, 2 and 3 are leaking. They report β and γ nuclide concentration of water on the daily basis but the break-down of β nuclide and (even total) α nuclide concentration have not been announced.

α nuclide includes Pu-238/239/240.

Independent journalist, Oshidori asked Tepco about when they are going to announce Plutonium concentration in the water.

Tepco’s spokesman answered, “It may take some time, let us check.”


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Related article..Tepco, “The pump leakage was caused by the change of air temperature, countermeasure is “patrol” “ [URL]

[Leakage] Radiation level outside of reservoir No.1 jumped up 14 times much within 2 days [URL]

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[Fuites] La concentration en plutonium des réservoirs qui fuient n’est pas communiquée


Au cours de la conférence de presse du 10 avril 2013, Tepco affirme qu’ils ne savent pas quand ils pourront publier la concentration en α nucléides de l’eau des réservoirs endommagés.
Tepco a admis que les réservoirs N°1, 2 et 3 fuient. Ils communiquent de façon quotidienne les concentrations en β et γ nucléides de l’eau mais ils n’annoncent pas de diminution des concentrations en β nucléides et en α nucléides (même le total).
Les α nucléides incluent les Pu-238/239/240.

M. Oshidori, journaliste indépendant, a demandé à Tepco quand ils allaient communiquer la concentration en plutonium de cette eau.
Le porte-parole de Tepco a répondu : “Ça demande du temps, laissez-nous contrôler.”

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Articles liés :
Tepco : La fuite de la pompe est due à un changement de température de l’air, la contre-mesure est de “patrouiller”
[Fuites] Le niveau de radioactivité s’est multiplié par 14 à l’extérieur du réservoir N°1 en 2 jours

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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


April 2013